Book news, reviews, and musings 2 October 2010

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This week is Banned Books Week.

Calling all bloggers: are you participating in the Eco Libris green books campaign? See more details at the Eco Libris website.

According to Brisbane library stats, out friends in the Sunshine State have a thing for crime. (Crime fiction, that is!) I thought crime would have been more rampant down here in gloomy old Melbourne, personally

The British Library is posting a vast number of important Greek manuscripts on the internet so that theyre available to the public.

Variety tells us that the screenwriter for Juno will be working on the film adaptation of Sweet Valley High. (Im going to pretend that Im not excited about this)

Were running a giveaway of Jandy Nelsons fabulous The Sky is Everywhere. Click here to enter.

Were also running a giveaway of Lara Morgans Genesis: The Rosie Black Chronicles #1. Click here to enter.

Dont forget to check out our newest posts: competition round ups, new releases, book reviews, and more!


Crazy for Books interviews author Diane Meier, who received quite a bit of attention recently for her Huffington Post'article about womens literature.

The Quercus blog (or rather a staff member at the Quercus blog, for the editors/pedants out there) chats with author Elena Forbes about her hard crime thriller series.

Literary Escapism chats to author Kalanya Price about her cover experience for her novel Grave Witch. Meanwhile, Melissa C Walker chats with author Flynn Meaney (what a fabulous name!) about her'own cover adventures in relation to her novel Bloodthirsty.

Reviews reviews The Dark Road to Darjeeling by Deanna Raybourn, and tells us that its a mystery that will continue to haunt you.

Becky at Beckys Book Reviews looks at A Girl Named Mister, a novel in verse by Nikki Grimes, and finds it a beautiful and enjoyable outing.

Not Another Romance Blog gives us a rip-roaring review of The Claiming of Suzy by KT Grant. You might need to fan yourself!

We review Genesis: The Rosie Black Chronicles #1 by Lara Morgan. This book is the first in a new dystopian YA trilogy set in a drowned Australia.


Amy at Amy Reads gives us a moving post on how a world of censorship and banned books stops us from engaging with the real issues in life.

Melissa Iwai gives us a thoughtful post on art, literature, and cooking.

Meanjin considers the intersection of Australian publishing and the ebook.

Just for fun

For the reader with everything: the worlds most fabulous bookmark.

Author birthdays

Happy birthday, Grahame Green!

Quote of the Day

I dont think you can reduce poetry to meaning Paul Kelly

Beautiful book cover of the day

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